Language Development

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Language Development 07/02/2008 19:29:00 Language Development Though they improve their vocabulary and grammar as they grow into adults,  children normally learn to speak their native language during the first 3 years  of life. o During these years, parents will often speak in motherese. Young children’s language progresses through stages  o Cooing – 2-6 months old The infant makes vocal sounds o Babbling – 6-12 months old The baby makes phonemes  o Words – 12-30 months old The baby speaks in one or two word sentences  o Telegraphic Speech – between 2-3 years old The toddler speaks in sentences with poor grammar Psychosocial Development  Erik Erikson  o Developed the first theory of development which covered the entire  lifespan o Erikson believed that each phase of life  These conflicts are sometimes called “identity crises”
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